Daily Buzz: Define Your Third-Party Fundraising Guidelines

Associations Now

If a third party wants to throw your association a fundraiser, great! Just make sure it follows your fundraising guidelines. You’re sitting in your office when you get a call: An outside organization or individual wants to host a fundraiser for your association.

Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices. Associations are finding themselves in an environment that is increasingly diverse, unstable, and competitive.

Follow the leader to ensure your association management software’s code is covered

Nimble AMS

Understanding what code coverage is and what associations can learn from Salesforce. Here’s an overview of what it is and why your AMS should follow the code coverage guidelines set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management.

Association Management and Corporate Management: How Do They Diverge?

Association Success

Transitioning from the corporate to the association space was a steep learning curve. Coming from the corporate world, when I first started working in an association 27 years ago I thought the job of an association executive would be a walk in the park. I am involved in at least three other associations, one of which I founded: the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE).

Keeping Association Leaders and Staff Accountable

Association Leaders

Associations are no different – except that associations are led by volunteers. This is the biggest mistake we see associations make every day. Volunteers have “real jobs”; volunteers have families, volunteers have other interests AND volunteers aren’t getting paid to do their “Association job”. What are some things that can be done within the association framework to change this paradigm and create accountability?

10 Rules for Successfully Building Non-Dues Revenue from Your Industry Suppliers

Association Unbound

Here are 10 rules that have guided my efforts throughout my association career to maximize revenue from industry suppliers in both down and up economies. I have found them to be effective regardless of type of association or buying power of its members, and they should work for your organization also. How-to Association Management Guidelines Marketing Supplier relations

CMI's Association Management Blog: Lessons from an Economic.

Observations on Association Management

It is not inappropriate to blame previous Democratic administrations for relaxing lending guidelines under Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The reason I write about all of this in a blog intended to address association management topics is the fact that many associations have jumped on the bandwagon of blame, while simultaneously doing all they can to look out after their members self-interests, even while ignoring broader national interests. Challenge Management, Inc.

Membership Q&A: What’s the Most Effective Renewal Cycle?

Spark Consulting

There are some good guidelines, which we’ll go over in a minute, but really, you have to test different options and, more importantly, PAY ATTENTION to what happens. Last week, I taught ASAE’s Association Management Week Membership Development class, and one of the participants, who works for an association with lots of student members, mentioned that her association is doing an increasing amount of communications via text.

Red Flags and ADA Requirements: Are You Up to Date?

Off Stage

In this article she calls our attention to two areas of concern for associations: the new Red Flag rule, and additions to ADA claims which will affect all of us. In our type of jobs as association managers, it is easy for new laws and policies slip through our fingers. NAR has suggested guidelines for writing a plan: [link]. The American Medical Association earlier this summer concluded that obesity is a disease, not a condition. General Association Management

Thinking Outside Of The Box

Moving through the Association World

Everyone in association management knows this can be difficult as committee members are spread out, so virtual meetings are a must. Using an online file folder I created a folder for each applicant and gave each committee member access to that file, which also included a copy of the vetting guidelines and a grading form. Certification General Technology association management Go Daddy Joe Sapp Outside the Box

Quit Comparing: Creating Content that Works for Your Association

AMR Management Services

Content Marketing for Nonprofits & Associations by Becky Rasmussen. "So, This was the question raised as we neared the close of a 3-hour session on content marketing for associations. As an association professional, she understood the importance of content marketing - she wouldn't have been there if she didn't. Defining our association content strategy solely by the tools we use would be like a company defining its entire ad campaign solely by the media buys.

SCD Group: Readings of the Week: 6 stories for Busy Association.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Readings of the Week: 6 stories for Busy Association CEOs, EDs, Execs. Here are some articles you and others on your association management team should consider as “must reads” for association staff. to be sure that your association is helping more than selling! A feeling of strong connection to the association. A belief that the association enhances credibility. Pages.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I was all excited to share a must-read article from ASAE (members-only) by Kaihan Krippendorff about how your association can lead your industry in the blockchain revolution.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations Books Read

Rules of Engagement

SocialFish

As your association’s community and/or social media manager you spend a lot of time online bouncing between the association’s sites and its third party websites. Perhaps your association should consider using Creative Commons for some items.

Takeaways from Humainze

Eric Lanke

They include: Stop Calling It Strategic Planning Inspired by a take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations Leadership

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2012

Eric Lanke

The Mind of the Community An exploration of how associations can develop a deeper understanding of their members, and a plea to tear down the wall that many organizations build between their staff and their membership. Associations

Your association website probably isn’t accessible — but should be

Association Success

While not legally binding, Japan has developed its own accessibility guidelines. . Beyond legal requirements, however, Samantha Evans, the certification manager for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals , said there’s both a social responsibility and a business case to make for Internet accessibility. . For associations and member organizations, however, that can be a big challenge. . When President George H.W.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2013

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations Books Read

I’ve Looked at RFPs from Both Sides Now

Spark Consulting

In 18+ years in association management, I’ve been on both sides of the Request For Proposal process more times than I can count. My very first Big Task at my very first association Real Job way back in 1997 was to complete an association management software system selection. management RFPsReposting this (slightly edited) Thanks for Playing classic, because this topic has come up recently on ASAE’s Collaborate online community.

Eric Lanke: Stop Calling It Strategic Planning

Eric Lanke

Association executive and author. This will probably be the first of several posts describing the thoughts it provokes for how I am and should be running my association. I need to stop calling what my association does strategic planning. Association management.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations Books Read

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations Books Read

Friday Buzz: Did Google Open Up the SEO Floodgates?

Associations Now

Also: How to manage scope creep when dealing with an AMS installation. “Ideally, if you 301 redirect a page to an exact copy of that page, and the only thing that changes is the URL, then in theory you may expect no traffic loss with these new guidelines,” Shepard wrote.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. In laying out the guidelines that govern our activities, I realize that only one term makes any sense--association management. Associations

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.31.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community…and this time it covers the next two weeks. The first two are my favorites—every self-respecting association should be using them. Presenter: David Epstein, content marketing manager, Bizzabo.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.9.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As a history major, I’ve been waiting for virtual reality (VR) to shake up the way history is taught and it’s finally happening—or maybe it’s been happening and I just haven’t noticed.

Do the Right Thing: A Conversation About Ethics

Associations Now

About This Series This week, Associations Now hosts a series of guest posts on the core principles of the ASAE Standards of Conduct , with accompanying video interviews. The post Do the Right Thing: A Conversation About Ethics appeared first on Associations Now

A Kick-Ass Community Manager Q&A

Higher Logic

It's time to get those community management challenges addressed. This year marked our second annual expert panel of kick-ass community managers, who all agree: communities are here to stay and offer the best engagement for members. The Kick-Ass Community Managers.

Sourced Traffic: One Weird Trick That Isn’t Always a Great Idea

Associations Now

Is your association using sourced traffic to draw attention to itself? (Do While the strategy has value in some contexts, one association argues that the marketing approach has a lot of inherent problems that are important to understand before you pull the trigger.

Association Subculture: The Demise of REM and Association.

Association Subculture

The Demise of REM and Association Management. Will your association know when its time to quit? If your association comes to a cross-roads where they need to make a choice to merge with another for the betterment of their profession or industry, or cease operations because their landscape has changed so dramatically - will they have the courage to remake themselves or to purposefully leave the stage altogether? The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management.

The Workplace Has Been Just Another Brick in the Wall

Association Subculture

Once we do, we can get on with the business of achieving our associations missions. Only this was written by Mary Ann Tuft and published in "Future Perspectives" from the Foundation of the American Society of Association Executives in 1985. I'm afraid for the future of associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.11.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Dave Lutz of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting says conferences are missing the boat by offering mostly novice or intermediate content. Does your association have a blind spot on this one?

DC 37

Who is guarding your association’s finances and resources?

SCD Group

Association & Nonprofit CEOs: When was the last time you really looked at your association’s financial systems and safeguards? Association & nonprofit CFOs: Are you following financial checks and balances to ensure the funds you manage for the association?

A 360-Degree View of Outsourcing Content Management

Association Adviser

If your association needs help bridging the staffing gap or creating effective, engaging communication plans, outsourcing content management could be a viable, cost-friendly option. Here are some guidelines to help you understand what the outsourcing process looks like for your association. By creating value for associations, outsourcing creates value for members & contributes to greater member engagement.

Association Subculture: Authenticity in Association Governance.

Association Subculture

Authenticity in Association Governance - Building Empire. Association governance is challenging. Association governance takes a bad rap most of the time. Is the executives perspective important when identifying future leaders of the association? association. (25).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Here’s one for the accidental project managers. Sites like ReviewMyAMS and ReviewMyLMS are certainly popular in the association community. Association Chat on Twitter (#assnchat).

Trade Association CEO Support: Projects Unique to State Associations

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Projects Unique to State Associations.

Members Were My Mentors: Building Consensus Among the Folks Who Build

Association Adviser

After more than three decades at the helm of various AGC chapters, Michael Dunham, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc. Association Adviser: Mike, tell us a little about AGC Georgia. I knew very little about running an association.